Hope your new year is starting out well. We are very busy at HAH!
Sunset in the Hollows will be February 2 and 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The sunset on Feb 2 is at 6:03 p.m.
We had many new people come to our January walks! We had people from 6 other states and the Netherlands. Lots of families enjoyed the cooler weather. On Jan 19, we also had a work afternoon. There were 24 people who came out to work that afternoon. Thank you, volunteers!
On Sat Jan 25 and Sat Feb 8, we will have work days from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There are many things we need help with. People of all ages can help, and students can earn school volunteer hours. We need people to weed the gardens, dig out small Brazilian Pepper trees in the basins, cut back pepper tree branches over our walking trails, pull out invasive Bitter Melon vines, and pull grape vines off the paths.
Additionally, we are surveying the Gopher Tortoise burrows. Four years ago, the Space Coast Eco Geeks teachers GPS tagged 249 burrows. Now we have a permit from FWC to measure the width of the burrows. We are also GPS locating them. We are planning to have the survey done by the end of Feb. Yuliang, our Board student advisory member, has developed a phone app to intake the information and upload it to a map. He plans to make a story map for the international Global Information System conference in CA next summer. We now know there are 88 burrows on the south side by the Devon’s Glen neighborhood! The widest burrow, and therefore the largest gopher tortoise so far, is right near the Rock Springs entrance. We need volunteers to help us. Please contact us at 321-757-3637.
There are many ways you can support us now. HAH now has a GOLD level on Guidestar which rates nonprofits. You can choose HAH for smile.amazon.com, and HAH will get a percentage of your purchase. You can donate on our website thru PayPal or on our HAH Facebook page. We are always excited when someone mails a check to us! Please support HAH in 2020!
Also, there is a beautiful bumblebee design on yellow reusable bags at www.wendybarnesdesign.com . Wendy donates 10% of every sale of that design to HAH! We received $43 last month from Wendy.
Please join HAH, Inc! Annual Membership suggested donation: Student/Teacher $10, Individual $15, Family $25. You can join online or checks can be sent to: Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc. 1170 Ida Way Melbourne, FL 32940. Our website link goes to PayPal which is a secure site. Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation formed to be caretakers of 114 acres of Brevard County land in north Suntree. Please visit our website: www.hundredacrehollows.org and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HundredAcreHollows/ Our email address is: [email protected] HUNDRED ACRE HOLLOWS, INC IS DULY REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS REQUIRED BY ITS SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT. OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH52596. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.